Corporate Social Responsibility

How non-profits use technology to scale impact

This series of blog posts demonstrates how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact by telling stories from our three portfolio areas: economic empowerment, education, and critical human needs.

Connected Bees Coming to Cisco’s Research Triangle Park Campus

We are excited to announce that Cisco has signed an agreement with Bee Downtown to install and maintain three honeybee hives on land adjacent to our RTP campus. Our “Connected Bees” will support the growing pollinator population in North Carolina, advance honeybee education across the region and contribute toward the largest pollinator corridor in the country.

Cisco Supports Military Veterans and Spouses Through Thick and Thin

When Tina Swallow, director of Department of Defense services sales at Cisco, joined Cisco 12 years ago, she didn’t know where she was going to end up. At the time, she was interviewing for the role from Yokosuka, Japan, where her family was stationed and where her husband was still serving in the U.S. Navy.

How Housing First Provides Hope for the Future

Before Joanne Richards was homeless, she was the typical PTA soccer mom. For many, the path to homelessness often starts with a significant unexpected expense. Find out how Destination: Home both creates affordable housing and prevents homelessness using the Housing First model.

A Lifelong Journey of Education and Science

In advance of her presentation at a Women Rock IT event, entrepreneur Maha Achour shares her journey from her birth in North Africa to a career in a STEM field, how she balances family and career and how she supports young people to help them achieve STEM careers.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Education for the Globalization 4.0 Era

Gooru has been a Cisco Foundation grantee since 2011, thanks to their success using technology to improve student learning outcomes. To learn more about them read on.

The Founder, CEO and CTO of Niramai on Increasing Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Dr. Geetha Manjunath shares her personal experience with STEM education and how she founded Niramai to develop new cancer screening software using machine intelligence with thermography images—enabling a low cost, easy to use, portable solution to detect cancer.

38 degrees – Cold Hands (and Feet), but Warm Heart

Rekha Grennan recently spent a night outdoors to raise money for Covenant House. Read on to find out how it went and what the impact is on this organization that provides vital services to homeless youth.